• Native American Candidates Rising in 2018 Elections

    Eric Tegethoff Public News Service BILLINGS, Mont. – The number of Native Americans running for political office is surging across the country this year. More than 100 candidates representing both parties have entered contests, according to Mark Trahant, editor of Indian Country Today – with Montana seeing the highest number...
  • Lawsuit Seeks Release of Gay Man From ICE Detention

    Andrea Sears Public News Service PHILADELPHIA – A habeas petition has been filed in federal district court seeking the release of a gay Mexican immigrant being held in Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention in York Prison. In January Jose Nuñez Martinez and his husband, a U.S. citizen, were attending what they...
  • NV Supreme Court to Weigh in on Sanctuary City Measure

    Katherine Davis-Young Public News Service CARSON CITY, Nev. – A proposed Nevada ballot measure is seeking to ban so-called “sanctuary cities,” which take steps to protect undocumented immigrants. But before the measure can go before voters, Nevada’s Supreme Court will weigh in. The measure would stop state, county and city officials...
  • Iowa Republicans Pass Most Restrictive Abortion Bill in the Land

    Roz Brown Public News Service DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa is a signature away from the most restrictive abortion law in the nation. Republican lawmakers, who control the Iowa statehouse, passed a bill Wednesday that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is typically around six weeks...
  • May Day March to Protest Private Prisons

    Andrea Sears Public News Service NEW YORK – Workers and immigrants in New York City are marking May Day by demanding that Wall Street stop profiting off the private prison industry. The protest began with an early morning march from Battery Park to the heart of the financial district....
  • Neoyorquinos discapacitados dan al presupuesto estatal calificación reprobatoria

    Andrea Sears/Alfonso López-Collada Public News Service ALBANY, N.Y. – La comunidad neoyorquina que sufre discapacidades emitió reporte dando al presupuesto final del estado una calificación reprobatoria. Ayer estuvieron en Albany personas con discapacidades para decir a los legisladores que Nueva York está reprobando en cuanto a proveer de fondos...
  • Report: Many Baby Boomers Unprepared for Retirement

    Soundbite Services WASHINGTON – A new study confirms what others already have concluded: Many Baby Boomers haven’t saved a dime for retirement, which can’t help but mean trouble as they reach retirement age. This is National Retirement Planning Week, an effort by consumer advocates, educators and financial-service organizations to promote comprehensive...
  • Puerto Rico’s Lights Slowly Coming Back On, But Study Faults Privatization Plan

    WASHINGTON — Seven months after Hurricane Maria, 95 percent of Puerto Rico finally has power again. But a new report shows little is being done to make the island’s electrical grid reliable and sustainable. The study’s author Cathy Kunkel, an energy analyst with the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, said...
  • Marchers to Demand Texas Politicians “Respect Science”

    Mark Richardson Public News Service AUSTIN, Texas – Organizers of Austin’s annual March for Science hope to send a message to state lawmakers – stop politicizing, and start respecting science. The march and rally, scheduled for Saturday, will coincide with the city’s annual Earth Day celebration. Planners expect a crowd of...